The Curious Corner Ignites Curious Conversations at The Peterborough Celebrates Festival

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This past weekend, the Inspire 2 Ignite team was honoured to be a part of the Peterborough Celebrates Festival. Hosted at Nene Park, the two-day event was an excellent showcase of community spirit. The festival provided a perfect backdrop for our Curious Corner, which was bustling with energy and curious conversations for the entire weekend.

A Weekend of Joy and Connection

The Curious Corner brought a unique blend of fun and engagement to the Peterborough community. Our signature Curious Conversation blocks proved once again how inclusive and enjoyable they are, welcoming everyone from grandparents playing with their grandchildren to young people with special educational needs interacting with others. The sight of such diverse groups coming together was truly heartwarming and a testament to the power of inclusive play and meaningful conversations.

This successful event would not have been possible without the energy and dedication of our Community Manager, Alex Richards, and CEO, Sam Squire. Over the two days, our team engaged in thousands of conversations and connected with hundreds of young people. We were also privileged to have I2I Youth Coach Lewis Vernum, who championed our cause alongside his own, ‘Project Abundance‘. Additionally, Marium Ullah from our partner organisation SMD Ltd. joined us on the second day, bringing her enthusiasm and infectious energy to inspire everyone around her. A huge thank you for helping us to create a safe and welcoming space for young people to interact and enjoy themselves.

"Honestly I had the best time and feel really happy to be welcomed and guided today by yourself and Alex. You guys really smashed it and I can't wait to see what's in store next!"

Marium Ullah- Ignite Champion, SMD Ltd.

A Huge Shout Out To The Organisers

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Steph Peachey and the entire Nene Park Team for pulling together such a fantastic event. Back for its third year, the festival’s high energy, enthusiasm, and creativity are clearly what makes it such a huge success. It was our first time taking part in the festival, but it certainly won’t be our last.

Reflecting on the event, it’s clear that many valuable conversations were had, and many more will follow. Our Curious Conversation Blocks have once again proven their worth and will continue to be a cornerstone of our efforts to transform young people’s lives.

As we approach the final push of the academic year, we are filled with excitement and anticipation for what lies ahead. The success of this weekend has invigorated us, and we are already planning to return to the Peterborough Celebrates Festival next year, bigger and better.

"Peterborough Celebrates was an incredible weekend where our exceptional team and I had the privilege of engaging and inspiring such a diverse group of citizens from the community with our Curious Conversation Blocks. The smiles, laughter and joy that we saw in our area was heart-warming to see and I can’t wait to return next year with even more energy!"

Sam Squire- CEO, Inspire 2 Ignite

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